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Based in Calgary, the Quickdraw Animation Society
(QAS) stands as one of the most valuable organisations in the indie
Canadian animation community. Since 1980 this artist-run film co-op
has proved to be a valuable hitching post for a supremely talented,
fiercely independent and often courageously experimental posse of
animators to learn, develop and refine their filmmaking free of
any constraints. As a result of a forensic search of the vast QAS
archive, we have brought together TWO very special programs in tribute
and celebration of QAS.
'Impact' showcases the incredible range of filmmakers
who have, in one way or another, had their careers shaped and influenced
by their experiences at QAS over the last thirty years. This program
is about as mixed a bag as you are going to find and says much for
what a gift QAS is to the international animation community.
MIAF14 is thrilled to announce Kevin D.A.
Kurytnik & Carol Beecher from QAS will be attending the festival.
Kevin will be presenting a very special
'writing for animation' all day workshop - head
here for details.
SL: Spoken Language / NL: No language / Sub: Subtitles
> Quickdraw Animation Society - Impact: Fri
27 June, 8.00pm
> Workshop: Story Orgy
- Kevin D.A. Kurytnik (Canada): Fri 27 June, 9.30am-4.00pm
Canada, 3’13, 2003 (NL)
Fun and subversive all at once. A hilarious,
foot-to-the-floor dissection of some of animation’s most sacred
cows. Very QAS!
Bob Hope All Ye Who Enter Here
Kevin D.A. Kurytnik
Canada, 8'30, 2000 (Sub)
Stars Dante and his guide Virgie, the
nearly featureless anthropomorphic wonder squirrel - with a cameo
by Bob Hope.
Defending A Staircase
Canada, 0’32, 1994 (NL)
Art and cartooning collide in a Quick
Drawn deconstruction of some famous classic art and animation highbrow
Eats Me Up Inside
Canada, 4'45, 1998 (SL)
One man’s primal childhood memories
of the myriad horrors that emerged from attending the annual stampede
in his home town.
Yasmin P. Karim
Canada, 2'45, 1997 (NL)
A visual symphony of backlit metamorphosing
images exploring, over and over, the way opposites create perfection.
La Vie The Chris J. Melnychuk Story
Canada, 6'54, 2011 (SL)
A colourfully poignant, often funny,
collective QAS tribute to animator Chris J. Melnychuk - whose voice
will not be silenced.
Canada, 5’00, 1995 (NL)
Best’s signature QAS film and a
stunning piece of cameraless / direct-to-film animation.
Tale Of The Steamin' Green Log
Canada, 2'15, 1995 (SL)
The semi-autobiographical tale of a scout
troupe canoe trip hyperbolized into chaos to avoid lawsuits.
Canada, 3’45, 2013 (NL)
Bittersweet sits on many shelves, sails
in from many different quarters and settles on the beholder in many
Canada, 3’00, 2006 (NL)
Two is the magic number but it takes a
lot of magic to make Two work. People are imperfect but there is always
a way to survive and live with the imperfections of others.
Canada, 6’41, 2007 (NL)
A bold, bizarre and utterly unique early
lurch into the digital realm surfing all the way on one of the most
unusual imaginative waves. A fine and weird brew of ideas and techniques.
Reaper's Really Bad Morning
Beecher, Kevin D.A. Kurytnik
Canada, 17’00, 2004 (NL)
Some days are diamonds, some days are
stones and even the Reaper can get out of side on the wrong side of
the bed some mornings.
Of The Body - The Gesture
Canada, 4’23, 1994 (NL)
QAS’s Oscar nominated film. A beautifully
crafted study of pure movement with more than a nod to some of the
masters who came before it.
Canada, 4'15, 1997 (NL)
An absolutely stunning example of cameraless
animation – a film that pushed the technique to very edges
of its capabilities.